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  • Maha Shivaratri -Definitely Not As We Know It!

    February 12, 2018 • NEPAL • Author:

    The marketplace is bustling with shoppers and the crowds are out in full swing. The temples seem fuller and the chants of Om Nama Shivaya ring out distinctly over other sounds. All this hype is for the upcoming Maha Shivaratri. But what do we really know about this occasion? Today Western culture...

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  • The Peepal Tree & My Grandpa

    February 4, 2018 • NEPAL • Author:

    Photo Credit: Arju Sanjel      Instagram: @ArjuSanjel ,  @artbyarju When my grandpa was still a boy, the peepal tree stood tall on the chautara. The three circular stone steps leading to and surrounding was the resting place for the people of the village. The shadow it cast provided...

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  • How to Create & Verify eSewa Account

    January 4, 2018 • NEPAL, TECHNOLOGY • Author:

    eSewa is the first online payment gateway of Nepal which was established in January 2009. Being the first electronic payment system of Nepal makes it the most popular among other online payment gateways. They have linked up with as much as 45 banks in Nepal and also those banks provide an exchange...

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  • Marshmello Event – What Should Have Been Done?

    December 23, 2017 • NEPAL • Author:

    Here we playing truth and dare, here we are seeking faults again. It’s not about money, maybe it’s the feeling of being lied to, being cheated on; for a broken promise mixed with alcohol. It’s foolish, I believe, to expect a silent acceptance in the moment, looking at how things turned out to...

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  • “Kata Nepali?”- A Short Video Competition By Code for Nepal

    December 20, 2017 • NEPAL, OTHER • Author:

    Non-profit Code for Nepal and Nepal American Film Society  proudly  announce the partnership  for the short video competition “Kata Nepali?” - titled where is Nepal/Nepali heading?. The winning videos of the competition will be screened at the Nepal-America International Film Festival in...

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  • We Are the Masses – Our Votes Reflect Us!

    December 11, 2017 • NEPAL • Author:

    We are the masses. Unthinking, unaware, clueless, helpless, uncaring, afraid, and self-absorbed in our daily lives. The leaders we portray are mirror reflection of us; amplifications of what we want, of how we are. Parts of us want to do good; but maybe, just parts of us. And thus we choose, as a...

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  • 4 Himalayan Treks In Nepal to Add in Your Bucket List

    November 19, 2017 • NEPAL • Author:

    4 Adventurous Himalayan Treks In Nepal To Add In Your Bucket List. Nepal is a standout amongst the most eminent and a selective destination for the mountain and experience darlings. Treks in Nepal offers fabulous views of mountains alongside the overwhelming treks. This sole republic nation has...

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  • Bhai Tika with a Twist

    October 20, 2017 • CULTURE, NEPAL, OTHER • Author:

    I am someone who is very fond of lights, colors, flowers and dogs. Since all these are highlights of Tihar, the festival of lights, I enjoy this festival thoroughly for four days. Every year, Tihar is a time of excitement. As a child, me and my friends played Bhailo and started practicing as soon...

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  • Khalti.com- Winner of Google Business Group’s 2017 Story

    October 16, 2017 • CAREER, NEPAL • Author:

    Having created history in Google Business Group Story Search in 2014, Yellow Nepal had set its mark, becoming one of the three winners that year. Out of 36 semi-finalists in 2014, 3 semi-finalists were from Nepal. This representation rose to 5 in 2016, out of total 22 global semi-finalists. This...

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  • Monsoon Melancholy—A misery in Kathmandu

    August 7, 2017 • NEPAL • Author:

    Monsoon is one of my favorite seasons. Petrichor – the fresh smell of earth after a downpour is such a pleasant one, it rejuvenates me and recharges my energy. As the dust of Kathmandu settles down with rain, for a short, the air surrounding the valley becomes fresh and breathable. Even...

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  • Himalayan Honey

    May 25, 2017 • NEPAL • Author:

    Mountains mean different things to different people. For me, Maha Bhir (Honey Cliff) of Darkha, named after its sheer cliffs, created terror and respect in me as a young boy. Its cliffs, home to Himalayan honey bees, are awe-inspiring because of their height and difficult ascent. Large Himalayan...

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  • Empowering children through the power of breathing

    December 26, 2016 • NEPAL • Author:

    Last month, I, along with a group of Nepali youth, came together for a workshop to help underprivileged children. I am an International Citizenship Service (ICS) volunteer – a volunteering program led by VSO and funded by the UK government. It’s a volunteering opportunity for youth from...

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  • Menstruating women, biased god, and the aftermath

    December 23, 2016 • NEPAL • Author:

    Last week, a 15-year-old girl in Nepal died after being sent to live in a “shed” while she was menstruating. The news has been everywhere, sending the world into a frenzy that a practice like this could still exist in 2016. It exists. Not only in villages of Nepal but also in ultra-modern homes...

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  • My Small Effort for these beautiful children in Phulbari

    November 6, 2016 • NEPAL • Author:

    Green is the color of nature as you can only see the green color everywhere with hardworking and beautiful people all around with a beautiful smile. On my visit to Phulbari, I went to only boarding school which was designed to enhance the productivity and to provide the English medium education to...

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  • A life not mine – what I learned from volunteering in rural...

    September 30, 2016 • NEPAL • Author:

    I had always wanted to volunteer and do something for my community before I got busy focusing on my career. I’ve always been interested in exploring new places and meeting new people. I like learning through experience. All of these reasons combined, motivated me to apply at...

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